Businesses urged to prepare for NHS COVID-19 app

Businesses across Wales and England like pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and cinemas, are being encouraged to have NHS QR code posters visible on entry, so customers who have downloaded the new NHS COVID-19 app can use their smartphones to easily check-in.

The move comes ahead of launching the NHS COVID-19 app across Wales and England on Thursday 24 September 2020.

Checking in with the app will enable people to keep a diary of the locations they have visited, which will be held securely in the app. If there is a COVID-19 outbreak linked to their visit, users will get an early warning alert from the NHS.  If they have a positive test for COVID-19, people will be able to use the diary to tell contact tracing teams where they have been, helping to manage COVID-19 and protecting other people.

Venues should download the QR codes from the GOV.UK website.

https://www.gov.uk/create-coronavirus-qr-poster

Further information can be found on the GOV.Wales website.

https://gov.wales/businesses-urged-prepare-nhs-covid-19-app

Source: Business Wales 

https://businesswales.gov.wales/news-and-blogs/news/businesses-urged-prepare-nhs-covid-19-app

 

Posted on: Monday 14th September 2020